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STUDENT DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES

Initiation of Hearing Process

In the meeting described under Preliminary Procedures, the Administrator shall inform the student in writing of the alleged offense and explain in general the nature of the evidence currently available against the student. The student shall be allowed to respond in writing to the allegations. If the student refuses to respond, the Administrator shall so indicate.

If, after reviewing the situation with the student, the Administrator concludes that a warning or a reprimand is appropriate, the Administrator shall deliver the warning or reprimand, and no further action will be taken.

If, after reviewing the situation with the student, the Administrator concludes that a consequence greater than a warning or a reprimand is appropriate, the Administrator shall so inform the student.

The Administrator shall make determination whether a suspension of ten (10) days or less is an appropriate sanction. If a suspension of ten (10) days or less is an appropriate sanction, the Administrator shall have the authority to hear the matter or, at the Administrator’s discretion, refer it to a Disciplinary Hearing Committee.

If the Administrator determines that a suspension of ten (10) days or less is an appropriate sanction and decides to hear the matter alone, the student will have an option of coming back for a subsequent appointment or having the matter heard at that time. Any subsequent appointment should be within five (5) days. At that time, the Administrator shall again assure that the student has received written notice of the charges against him or her, and is afforded an explanation of the basis for the accusation and of the evidence. The student shall be allowed to present his or her side of the story. Within five (5) days of such meeting, the Administrator shall submit a written recommendation for action to the College President or designee, who shall act on the recommendation in accordance with the provisions of the College President’s or designee’s decision.

If the Administrator makes a determination that a sanction more severe than a suspension of ten (10) days is appropriate, the student shall be afforded the right to a formal hearing in accordance with these procedures and shall be specifically informed of that right. This determination by the Administrator shall in no way affect the authority of a Disciplinary Hearing Committee to impose a sanction less severe than the one recommended by the Administrator. The student’s request for hearing shall be made in writing.

If the student exercises the right to refer the matter to a Disciplinary Hearing Committee, the student shall receive a copy of these disciplinary procedures from the Administrator. The student shall be provided with written notice of the hearing as provided below in the Hearing Procedure. Within ten (10) days, unless mutually agreed upon by the student and Administrator that more time is required, the matter shall be heard by a Disciplinary Hearing Committee.

The student shall be afforded the opportunity to waive the right to a hearing before a Disciplinary Hearing Committee. The student shall then agree to the imposition of a sanction mutually agreed upon by the student and the Administrator.

The faculty member is not obliged to provide makeup opportunities, including quizzes, tests or examinations, for class work missed during the period of suspension.

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